TUCSON, Ariz. – The Sundt Companies, parent company of general contractor Sundt Construction, has added Tom Sorley to its Board of Directors. Sorley retired as chief executive officer from Rosendin Electric in December 2019 and currently serves as the company’s executive chairman.
“We are pleased to welcome Tom to our Board of Directors and look forward to working with him,” said Sundt’s CEO and Chairman of the Board G. Michael Hoover. “His extensive experience in the construction industry will help guide Sundt on our mission to be the most skilled builder in America.”
Sorley has more than 40 years of industry experience, 31 of which were spent with Rosendin Electric. After being named president of the company in 1992, he led it to become one of the nation's largest electrical contractors.
“I am honored to be selected as a board member for Sundt, a company that has long held ‘people first’ as one of its guiding principles,” said Sorley. “Sundt’s history is built on mutual respect, inclusion, empowerment and trust.”
Sorley has served on various industry and community boards including the National Academy of Construction, Design-Build Institute of America, Lean Construction Institute, San Francisco Bay Area Council and The Beavers, a heavy engineering construction association. He also served on the advisory board of Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) at Arizona State University.
A tireless advocate for the construction industry, Sorley has been recognized by multiple organizations for his leadership and contributions. In 2019, he was named one of Engineering News Records’ Top 25 influential people in the construction industry and in 2011 he was inducted into the National Academy of Construction. Sorley earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was also a member of the football team.